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Banal activism

Alexander Thomas T. Smith

in Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives: Banal Activism, Electioneering and the Politics of Irrelevance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079696
eISBN:
9781781703052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079696.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

In a referendum on devolution held in 1997, Scots voted overwhelmingly for a Scottish Parliament. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork grounded in the anthropological tradition of ‘participant ... More


A Tory-free Scotland

Alexander Thomas T. Smith

in Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives: Banal Activism, Electioneering and the Politics of Irrelevance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079696
eISBN:
9781781703052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079696.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter provides an account of the destruction of Scotland's Conservative Party at both the national and local levels during the 1997 general election, when Scotland became ‘Tory-free’. It ... More


Dispelling Doonhamers: naming and the numbers game

Alexander Thomas T. Smith

in Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives: Banal Activism, Electioneering and the Politics of Irrelevance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079696
eISBN:
9781781703052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079696.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the evidence presented to a public inquiry convened in November 2002 during the Fifth Periodic Review of Parliamentary Boundaries in Scotland, exploring the political struggle ... More


The politics of irrelevance

Alexander Thomas T. Smith

in Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives: Banal Activism, Electioneering and the Politics of Irrelevance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079696
eISBN:
9781781703052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079696.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter focuses on the apparent ‘crisis’ of irrelevance for the Conservative Party of Scotland, and, in particular, describes the ways in which Tory activists used press releases and letters to ... More


Return of the lesser-spotted Tory

Alexander Thomas T. Smith

in Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives: Banal Activism, Electioneering and the Politics of Irrelevance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079696
eISBN:
9781781703052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079696.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter briefly sketches some of the incidents that took place in the aftermath of the 2003 elections in Scotland and examines whether the local Conservative Party had successfully addressed its ... More


Revolution

G.W.S. Barrow

in Robert Bruce: And the Community of the Realm of Scotland

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620227
eISBN:
9780748672189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620227.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

On 10 February 1306 Bruce launched his bid for the Scottish throne by murdering John Comyn of Badenoch in the Dumfries Greyfriars. He was aware that the Comyns would be opposed to his claim to the ... More


The Church and Popular Protest

Jeffrey Stephen

in Scottish Presbyterians and the Act of Union 1707

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625055
eISBN:
9780748653423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625055.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the public discontent that broke out in mob violence, the rendezvous of fencible men and rumours of armed risings. It reports that discontent over the union first erupted into ... More


The Changing Functions of a Rural Port: Dumfries, 1700-1850

Carol Hill

in Harbours and Havens: Essays in Port History in Honour of Gordon Jackson

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128862
eISBN:
9781786944788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128862.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay is a case study of the development of the Port of Dumfries, and the surrounding mercantile activity during the eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth century. Author Carol Hill argues ... More


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